Russian Navy commissions two new "anti terror" boats

Russia’s Northern Sea fleet commissioned two new Project 21980 (Grachonok-class) anti-terror vessels at the ...

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Australian Navy braces for 2017 flight trials

2017 will be a busy year for the Royal Australian Navy’s aircraft maintenance and flight trials unit which ...

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French training flotilla visits Dartmouth

A flotilla of five French Navy training ships is set to arrive at UK’s Dartmouth harbour on January 20 while ...

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Standing NATO Maritime Group One changes command

Norwegian Navy frigate HNOMS Roald Amundsen became flagship of NATO’s standing maritime group one which held ...

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HMS Protector crew get busy in Antarctica

Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship HMS Protector sailed to Antarctica to remove equipment abandoned more than 30 ...

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Amec contracted to support UK's nuclear propulsion programme

The UK Ministry of Defence has contracted Amec Foster Wheeler to support its Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme ...

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US Navy surveillance ship visits Japan

The U.S. Military Sealift Command’s ocean surveillance ship USNS Able (T-AGOS 20) arrived at Fleet Activities ...

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US Navy contracts Sparton and Ultra for sonobuoys delivery

The U.S. Navy has awarded ERAPSCO a $30.3 million contract for further manufacture and delivery of sonobuoys. ...

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Sea-Air-Space 2018

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission…

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Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017

Maximising Maritime Situational Awareness Capabilities for the Safety and Protection of International Waters

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Sponsored by: exactEarth

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After last year’s huge success the SMi Group is proud to announce the 2nd Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology. The event will be held in Rome on the 30th and 31st of January 2017.

Based on the success of the 2016 conference, we aim to replicate and improve by providing a more regional focus, not just on the Mediterranean, but other areas of interest including the Black Sea and further beyond in the Asia Pacific region. All of which have keen collective interest on ensuring the safety and security of legitimate maritime activities.

This high level meeting will bring together senior military leadership, project decision makers, technical experts and cutting edge industry solution providers to explore future endeavours that will enhance the security and stability of the world’s oceans.

The 2017 programme will:

  • Provide a wider regional focus outside of the Mediterranean where challenges are also persistent
  • Feature high ranking military personnel involved with the enhancement of maritime surveillance platforms and systems
  • Present a running theme on the importance of information sharing as operations are increasingly conducted at an international level
  • Include Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Maritime ISR programs today
  • Allow learning on how other nations are developing their maritime surveillance and reconnaissance provision from past experience and cutting edge research and development
  • Get to the heart of challenges faced by modern maritime forces such as capability gaps and what requirements they now have


  • Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi, Chief of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Chief of Operations, Italian Coast Guard
  • Colonel Sergio Cavuoti, Chief of the Intelligence and Awareness Policy Branch of the Air Staff Aerospace Planning Division, Italian Air Force


  • Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, EU Navfor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force
  • Commodore William Ellis, Commander CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe
  • Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy
  • Captain Fernando Angelo, Director, Navy Intelligence Analysis Centre,  Portuguese Navy 
  • Wing Commander Richard Berry, P-8 Poseidon Program Manager, Royal Air Force
  • Commander Michael Sela, Head of C5I Branch in the R&D department, Israeli Navy
  • Commander Pasi Staff, Chief of Surveillance, Finnish Navy
  • Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Branch Chief C4ISR, Germany Navy
  • Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA
  • Gerard O’Flynn, Head of SAR Ops, Irish Coast Guard
  • Leendert Bal, Head of Department C Operations, European Maritime Safety
  • Joachim Beckh, Technical Working Group Chair, MARSUR
  • Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Hudson, Former Commander, NATO MARCOM







Register online at: or email Justin Predescu on


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10th annual Border Security Conference

The 2017 conference will possibly be the most relevant and topical event to date as we enter our 10th successive year…

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Sea-Air-Space 2017

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission…

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USS Makin Island sailors visit Bahrain

U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) was alongside Manama, Bahrain, January 9-15, for ...

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US Coast Guard OPCs to be powered by MAN engines

Eastern Shipbuilding, the shipbuilder in charge of constructing the U.S. Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol ...

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UK awards LM £269M for Crowsnest airborne surveillance kits

The UK defence ministry has awarded Lockheed Martin a £269 million contract to deliver the Royal Navy’s new ...

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German spy ship deploys with officer cadets

The German Navy SIGINT/ELINT and reconnaissance fleet service ship FGS Oker is scheduled to embark on a ...

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US Coast Cutter returns home after seizing 3 tons of cocaine

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Tahoma returned to homeport on January 13 with over three tons of cocaine ...

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US Navy ballistic missile submarine changes command

One of two crews assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN ...

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HMCS Charlottetown returns from six-month NATO mission

Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown returned to her home port of Halifax on January 13, concluding a ...

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Second Thai Navy OPV to feature Servowatch IPMS

Thailand’s Bangkok Dock selected British Servowatch to deliver their integrated platform management system ...

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HMS Portland visits South Georgia

Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland recently spent three days patrolling the remote island chain of South Georgia ...

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Royal Navy destroyer commander rides off command

The commander of Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring transferred command of the ship and went ashore to ...

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ESPS Relampago hosts EU ambassadors in Tanzania

The commander of Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relampago welcomed EU member state ambassadors ...

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Poland's 'Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki' docks in Portsmouth

Polish navy’s newest warship, the multitask logistical support ship ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki, docked ...

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US Navy officer jailed in bribery case

A U.S. federal court has sentenced former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord to more than two years in ...

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Mexican Navy launches ninth Tenochtitlan-class vessel

The Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina – SEMAR) has launched the ninth of ten Tenochtitlan-class vessels it builds ...

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Malta contracts Fincantieri for OPV upgrades

The Armed Forces of Malta awarded the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri a contract for upgrade works on their ...

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U.S. Navy airborne laser mine detection system achieves IOC


The U.S. Navy’s AN/AES-1 airborne laser mine detection system has achieved initial operational capability, Northrop ...

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MH-60 helicopters to get upgraded ASM defense systems

A new U.S. Navy development contract will see Lockheed Martin upgrade the navy MH-60 helicopters with enhanced ...

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